Reserves Match Report

Published on: Jul 23 2018 | Author: Joseph Marciano |

Norwood’s Reserves completed one of the wins of the year at Coopers Stadium by defeating West Adelaide by one-point on Friday night.

In a see-sawing affair it was the Redlegs who finished the strongest as they handed the Bloods an 8.11 (59) to 9.6 (60) defeat at the Parade.

In tough conditions, Norwood weathered Wests charge relatively well and trailed by only one point at the first change.

Norwood began to peg the margin back in the second term through Mitch Carter and Luke Surman and by the time Cole Gerloff kicked his first the home side opened up an 11-point lead.

West came out of the rooms with reinvigorated registering the first seven scoring shots of the quarter. Despite West Adelaide leading by 11-points midway through the Premiership quarter the lead was only 2 by the final change.

In what was an enthralling final term  both sides came out in search of a win, however it was Norwood who held on to win by just one-point.

The Bloods had more inside 50 entries however, were wasteful in front of goal, allowing the Redlegs to capitalise on their missed opportunities.

Gun forward Luke Surman gave a positive response after returning from injury. The former Hawk kicked a game high four goals eyeing the chance of a League return.

Darcy Pisani (29  touches), Tom Charlton (26 and 14 marks) and Nick Pedro (25 possessions) found their share of the ball.

The Redlegs will now look to record their fifth win in a row as they face Woodville on Friday night at 4:50pm.

SCOREBOARD:

Norwood FC: 2.2 6.4 8.5 9.6 (60)

West Adelaide: 2.3 4.5 7.9 8.11 (59)

Goal Kickers: L. Surman 4, M. Carter 2, C. Gerloff 2, J. Beilby

Best Players: C. Olsson, M. Carter, C. Di Stefano, N. Pedro, T. Charlton, C. Gerloff

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